Motorcyclist Dies After Crash With Car in Libertyville
Late in the evening of Wednesday, June 13th, a Mount Prospect man died after his motorcycle was hit by a car in Libertyville.
William Thedorf Sr., 79, was traveling south on Route 45 in Libertyville as a train was running parallel to Rt. 45. An 18-year-old driver of a Volkswagen was heading north on Rt.45 and was waiting to turn left onto Winchester once the train had passed the crossing. The other driver began turning once the train had passed and crashed into Thedrof on his Harley Davidson.
Thedrof was taken to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. He died there at 3:28 a.m. according to the Lake County Coroner of multiple traumatic injuries. According to Lake county officials, Thedrof was wearing a helmet, a padded jacket and normal precautions.
Charges have not been filed as of yet but preliminary indications are that the driver is at fault for the accident. Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor in the crash. The driver of the VW stated he did not see the motorcycle before turning. The Libertyville police and Lake County Major Crash Assistance Team are currently investigating the accident.
Accidents can happen anytime, anywhere and change lives in a detrimental manner. If you or a loved one knows someone who has been injured in a multiple motor vehicle accident, call Spiros Law, P.C. at (815) 929-9292 to explore your legal rights.